Sanaz Vafaei


Talk Abstract: ‘Where can I park?

This is a question asked too often and  by too many drivers. In a busy city, searching for a free parking space can be very frustrating. At Parkopedia we are focused on solving various parking related problems.

Parkopedia is the world’s largest parking information provider, enabling drivers to find detailed information about millions of parking spaces worldwide.
The size and diversity of the data available today allows our researchers to  build models to accurately predict availability for these parking spaces.
In this talk I will go over the various data sources we use including Ultra Sonic Sensor data, explain some of the data science techniques we apply and discuss how we answer the parking availability question.”

Bio: Sanaz Vafaei is a former astrophysicists, turned data scientist. She received her PhD in Physics from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She spent many years researching dark matter properties in space through gravitational lensing. After leaving academia and moving to London she started applying many of the same techniques to datasets in the commercial space. Sanaz is now one of the data scientists working in the research team of Parkopedia: the world’s largest parking service provider with the mission of being able to answer any parking question, anywhere in the world. In this talk, Sanaz will be presenting examples of how data science can help achieve this goal.

Thursday April 27th , 2017
6:00 pm-
9:00 pm
Data Science Festival Parkopedia Event (Ballot ticket only) Venue near London Bridge Please register for a ballot ticket here: Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data…